Shalem: The Jewish Wellness Initiative of the PJCC
Jewish tradition has a great deal to offer anyone who seeks wholeness of body, mind, and spirit. Judaism’s wisdom, teachings, and practices support us to live flourishing, resourced, integrated, resilient lives with a joyful sense of balance and well-being. From ancient teachings to modern-day practices, we are encouraged to cultivate qualities— such as gratitude, joy, and thoughtful reflection— to enhance our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Embodied Jewish Learning partnered with the Peninsula Jewish Community Center in the conception and creation of Shalem: Jewish Wellness Initiative of the PJCC, which has recieved the Kol Ha Kavod JCC Association Biennial Excellence Award.
Join us for Cultivating Equanimity on April 17-19 offered by PJCC, APJCC and Embodied Jewish Learning, co-sponsored by Oshman Family JCC.
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Institute for Jewish Spirituality
Educating for a Jewish Spiritual Life
Julie served on faculty, with Rabbi Jordan Bendat-Appel, Larry Schwartz and Rabbi Sam Feinsmith, for this three-year pilot for educators, staff, administrators, and youth at select Jewish day schools and summer camps. EJSL applies Jewish mindfulness practice to the project of Jewish teaching and learning by cultivating mindful Jewish educators and camp staff, revitalizing Jewish life for youth and adults at the selected pilot sites, and improving institutional culture. Participating pilot sites included:
URJ Camp Eisner, Massachusetts
Camp Ramah, Northern California
Ramah Outdoor Adventure, Colorado
Jewish Community Day School, Massachusetts
Community Day School, Pennsylvania
Temple Israel of Hollywood Day School, California
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Hazon - Isabella Freedman Retreat Center
Torah Yoga Summer Retreat -The art of inwardness
Jul 29, 2019 - Aug 4, 2019
Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT
With Diane Bloomfield, Julie Emden and Nancy Wolfson
The 19th century Chassidic Rebbe Sfat Emet teaches that everything in the human form hints to divine inner worlds and that the physical body is the doorway to spiritual realities. With Torah study and yoga practice we open the doorways of our body, mind, heart, and soul to ever-deepening inner worlds.
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At The Well
Check out Embodied Jewish Learning's collaboration with At the Well and Rabbi Sarah Tasman in the creation of this Yoga for Passover Resource (p. 10) for the month of Nissan, used by Well Circles all over the world.